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Offline Beerus Maximus

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Why am I Still Listening to British Radio in the U.S.?
« on: July 08, 2017, 0042 UTC »
Interesting perspective. I personally listen to a lot of London area stations on their web streams when I want some music discovery. Rinse FM,  Sub FM, etc.

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As a born and bred Londoner living in the city, I would listen to the radio for around four hours per day during the week and a little less on the weekend..

..But last year I moved with my job to Brooklyn, and I have yet to hear the same quality of broadcasting in the U.S. Being such a heavy consumer of radio, and a fan of so many American artists, I was looking forward to switching my allegiance to the famous U.S. hip-hop stations...

..But when I listen to HOT 97, Power 105.1 or any similar stations, all I hear are commercials, boring chat, and a few Drake and Migos songs played on repeat..

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Re: Why am I Still Listening to British Radio in the U.S.?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 1624 UTC »
If I end up in hell I just know they'll be playing hiphop.
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Re: Why am I Still Listening to British Radio in the U.S.?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 1950 UTC »
If I end up in hell I just know they'll be playing hiphop.

I think modern country music is much more likely. No creativity whatsoever. But then again, that's really true of any popular music these days. It just seems ESPECIALLY true of country.

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Re: Why am I Still Listening to British Radio in the U.S.?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 0608 UTC »
I have to agree on one thing: too much talk on music radio. The local FM rocker has a morning talk show that's OK, but the afternoon one is noxious. I'd rather hear music. When I tune in an FM music station -- be it rock, alternative, or pop, I want to hear music, not some big mouths with monstrous egos pretending they're funny.
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Re: Why am I Still Listening to British Radio in the U.S.?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 1326 UTC »
If I end up in hell I just know they'll be playing hiphop.

I think modern country music is much more likely. No creativity whatsoever. But then again, that's really true of any popular music these days. It just seems ESPECIALLY true of country.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY8SwIvxj8o

Agreed. Now they just need autotune and Nicki Minaj to write their lyrics.
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